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SVT-VP9 Is Intel's Latest Open-Source Video Encoder Yielding High Performance VP9

1 hodina 43 min zpět
At the start of the month Intel open-sourced SVT-AV1 aiming for high-performance AV1 video encoding on CPUs. That complemented their existing SVT-HEVC encoder for H.265 content and already SVT-AV1 has been seeing nice performance improvements. Intel now has released SVT-VP9 as a speedy open-source VP9 video encoder...

The Sway Wayland Compositor Is Now Available From Debian Experimental

2 hodiny 21 min zpět
For those that have been wanting to try out the near-final Sway 1.0, this Wayland compositor has made its way into the Debian archive albeit only in the "experimental" section for now...

Noctua's NH-U9 TR4-SP3 Is Still The Best 4U EPYC / Threadripper Cooler I've Found

6 hodin 34 min zpět
If you are in the market for an AMD Ryzen Threadripper or AMD EPYC heatsink that fits within 4U height requirements, the Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3 is still easily the best option available. I'm now running the NH-U9 TR4-SP3 in five different EPYC/Threadripper systems in the racks and they work out splendid...

GNOME's Geary 0.13 Is A Big Step Forward For This Linux Mail Client

8 hodin 17 min zpět
Geary 0.13 is out today as a big step-up for this GNOME e-mail client for the Linux desktop...

Wine-Staging 4.2 Released - Now Less Than 800 Patches Atop Upstream Wine

9 hodin 50 min zpět
Wine 4.2 debuted on Friday and now the latest Wine-Staging release is available that continues carrying hundreds of extra patches re-based atop upstream Wine to provide various experimental/testing fixes and other feature additions not yet ready for mainline Wine...

KDE Continues Overhauling System Settings, More Discover Improvements

10 hodin 12 min zpět
Sunday mornings mean another weekly recap of the KDE improvements made, thanks to the great analysis by KDE developer Nathan Graham. While Plasma 5.15 was released this week, the KDE developers are already hard at work on KDE Plasma 5.16...

WireGuard Released For macOS, WireGuard Windows Coming & Linux Kernel Bits Still Pending

13 hodin 1 min zpět
The initial version of the WireGuard open-source secure VPN tunnel is now available for macOS, following the WireGuard for iOS port a few months prior. But sadly on the Linux front, the kernel bits still have yet to be mainlined...

Freedreno Picks Up OpenGL Compute Support For Adreno A6xx Hardware

14 hodin 29 min zpět
The newest addition to the Freedreno Gallium3D driver for open-source 3D on Qualcomm graphics hardware is enabling OpenGL compute support for A6xx series hardware...

Fedora 31 Planning To Use Cgroups V2 By Default

17 hodin 29 min zpět
While the Linux kernel has shipped Cgroups V2 as stable since early 2016, on Fedora and most other Linux distributions it hasn't been enabled by default over the original control groups "Cgroups" implementation. But come Fedora 31 later this year, they are now planning to make it the default...

GNU's RPG/Adventure Game Updated For SDL2, Defaults To OpenGL Rendering

20 hodin 7 min zpět
Of the many free software projects under the GNU umbrella, there aren't many games. One of the only titles is GNU FreeDink, which is out this weekend with its newest update after several active weeks of development...

Improved ETC2 Texture Compression Lands For Older Haswell/Ivybridge GPUs On Linux

23 hodin 1 min zpět
The previously mentioned work on improving ETC2 support for older generations of Intel graphics has now been mainlined for Mesa 19.1...

Compiz 0.9.14 Released As First Update In Over Two Years

16. Únor 2019 - 19:04
While Ubuntu may no longer be using Compiz by default as the compositing window manager, the Compiz project is still alive as marked by today's Compiz 0.9.14.0 release...

Debian 9.8 Released With Latest Security Fixes

16. Únor 2019 - 18:14
Debian 9.8 is available this weekend as the latest bug-fix / security fix update to Debian GNU/Linux "Stretch"...

Bitmain SoC Support Coming To Linux 5.1 - Sophon ARMv8 + RISC-V Chip For Deep Learning

16. Únor 2019 - 16:04
Queued for mainlining with the upcoming Linux 5.1 kernel cycle is initial support for Bitmain SoCs. Bitmain is the Chinese company that started out designing ASICs for Bitcoin mining with the Antminer and other products. The company has also been venturing into designs for artificial intelligence and deep learning...

BACO Power Savings Support Comes To AMD's Vega 12

16. Únor 2019 - 14:46
The latest addition to AMD's open-source Linux kernel driver is supporting BACO on Vega 12...

RADV Driver Gets Big Patch Series For 8-bit & 16-bit Arithmetic, 8-bit Storage

16. Únor 2019 - 14:07
A set of 38 patches have been sent out that wire in support for the VK_KHR_shader_float16_int8, VK_AMD_gpu_shader_half_float, VK_AMD_gpu_shader_int16, and VK_KHR_8bit_storage extensions to the RADV driver within Mesa...

Windows 10 Will Soon Let You Access WSL Linux Files From Explorer, Other Improvements

16. Únor 2019 - 13:44
With Windows 10 Version 1903 inching closer as the "April 2019" Update, Microsoft published a blog post on Friday night outlining the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) changes they are making in this next installment of the operating system...

Wayland's Weston 6.0 To Support XDG-Shell Stable, Helping Apps Like MPV Video Player

16. Únor 2019 - 6:27
While the current Wayland/Weston release cycle is a bit behind schedule, it has allowed time for another addition to be made to the Weston 6.0 compositor...

Proton 3.16-7 Updates Against DXVK 0.96, New FAudio

16. Únor 2019 - 4:00
It's been a while since Valve issued a new Proton update for their spin of Wine that powers Steam Play for running Windows games on Linux. Fortunately, in time for any weekend gaming, a new Proton release is now available...

SVT-AV1 Already Seeing Nice Performance Improvements Since Open-Sourcing

16. Únor 2019 - 1:15
It was just a few weeks ago that Intel open-sourced the SVT-AV1 project as a CPU-based AV1 video encoder. In the short time since publishing it, there's already been some significant performance improvements...